Bean, Mayflower

Phaseolus vulgaris
SKU: 1029A P50
  • Organic
  • Pole beans
  • Square white seeds speckled with rose
  • Snap or dry bean

This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.

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Bean, Mayflower Description

Long history of having been circulated in the Carolinas, and described in catalogs as far back as the early 1800s. Cutshort-type bean. Prized for delicious flavor despite strings.

It is also known as "Amish Knuttle" bean.

Beans were domesticated in the Americas thousands of years ago and serve as a protein in the diet of humans and animals.

Learn to Grow it

This crop can be direct seeded into warm soil after the last spring frost. If you sow a section or row every two or three weeks, you can get a continuous crop.

Space your seeds 2-4 inches apart in well fertilized soil. Plant your seeds around 1 inch deep.

As this plant grows it may need support in the form of a trellis to keep the vines off the ground. You won't need to fertiize this crop in order to get a healthy yield.

These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F. You should avoid watering them from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease.